EVANS CITY, Pa. (AP) — Police say in a search warrant that the driver of a rural western Pennsylvania transit bus for senior citizens and people with disabilities had pills with him that didn’t match the container they were in.
Michael Pawk, the defense attorney for 59-year-old Frank Schaffner, tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/162yerB ) the pills weren’t medicines that impaired the driver, but rather antacid tablets and fiber supplements.
Evans City police aren’t commenting on the warrant or the investigation into Friday’s crash, except to acknowledge toxicology tests on Schaffner’s blood are still pending.
Ninety-one-year-old Claudette Miller, of Callery, died and nine other passengers and Schaffner were hurt when the train hit the bus at an unmarked crossing about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
Police have said they believe thick morning fog may have contributed to the crash.
Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com